May Link Round-Up

May Links

Welcome to the May link round-up!

Each month, we gather up all our recent news along with the month's best advice to help you run your microbusinesses.

Got a link to share with us? Send us your thoughts @smallisb on Twitter or using #smallisb.


Small is Beautiful News

Have you met our first set of speakers? Join us on 17 and 18 June for enlightening talks from these amazing speakers, along with networking with fantastic fellow delegates, a fab party, and more. Tickets are only £99 for the full event, or £50 for a single day ticket.

Each month we've been introducing you to microbusiness owners who you can meet at Small is Beautiful. This time we met with Colin Tennant, a local photographer who is freelancing and running his own collective.

We also discussed the easiest but sometimes most elusive part of running a microbusiness: Doing the Work. Take a look at the post for our advice and more great resources.


Business Planning

Avoid Over-Planning with #Now, #Next, and #Later Deadlines | 99u

Determination and sleep deprivation: how to build a creative business from scratch | Creative Digest

Jargon: A Marketer's How-Not-To Guide | Ann Handley


Be a good boss to yourself

A Better Approach to "Never Check Email in the Morning". | Chris Guillebeau

Michelle Tea on Reframing Failure | What's Your Story Podcast

8 Tips for Achieving a Work/Life Balance | Random Little Faves


Clients, Marketing & Networking

Building a Targeted Audience | Copyblogger

5 Content Types That Will Help You Save Time Blogging | CoSchedule

Turn your business blog into a sales machine | Guardian Small Business


Got an advice post of your own that you think will help the community? Post it in a comment below.